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Foods to Have on Hand Whenever You Have Oral Surgery

Posted on 10/15/2019 by Vladana Babcic Tal DMD
Foods to Have on Hand Whenever You Have Oral SurgeryAfter oral surgery, you may not feel like doing much of anything, much less what you are going to eat. If you want to recover as fast as possible, you need to give your body some nutrition. The choices you make in the food you eat will play a role in how quickly you recover. To make the best choices, you need to have the right foods on hand.

The Importance of Nutrition

After oral surgery, you need to provide the body with the minerals and nutrients it needs to help heal. You need to make sure you are eating enough food to keep up your strength and that you are not eating foods that will cause damage. You do not want to turn to foods that give your body little of what it needs.

There are many foods that provide your body with important vitamins and minerals. You also want foods that are high in antioxidants that can help with the healing process. The right foods can make all the difference after oral surgery.

What to Eat
Immediately after the oral surgery, you need to turn to foods that are easy to eat. This often means a liquid diet. Smoothies and yogurt are two of the foods that are easy to eat and that will give you the vitamins and minerals your body wants. Soups and broths are also a good choice immediately after the surgery.

Over the course of the next few days, you can add other softer foods including scrambled eggs and oatmeal. Adding cheese to mashed potatoes provides both flavor and something good to eat. As the oral surgery site heals, you can start to add foods that are a little more solid.

You should not try to rush to get back to a normal diet. You need to give your mouth time to heal after oral surgery. You should also not stick with a soft food diet indefinitely. That can cause more problems that you would want to deal with.

Contact our office and schedule your next appointment to help you maintain good oral health.
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